Saturday, April 24, 2010
I entered my Double Bubble quilt in the March 2010 quilt show sponsored by the String-A-Long quilt show and earned a blue ribbon in the Mystery Division. Yea me!!! Click on the link to see the quilt.
Kim was a gymnast at a school that has a fabulous gymnastics programs. Lots of state championships, and great memories. Two of her leotards are in the middle, and some of the sashings are made from the waistband of a pair of pants, or little bags they had made for their gear. April 2010
Victor was in the Univ of Ill marching band. The sashings are blue multi-colored, and the back is orange U of I fabric. I used a pantograph that has trumpets and saxophones. He played the trumpet, and his wife played the sax. I have her t-shirts too - for a second quilt - someday!!
Made from flag nylon for a friend who is absolutely Halloween crazy. They decorate their house for Halloween like most people do for Christmas. Oct 2009
I made this for a friend after her husband passed away. It's from all of his ties, plus his picture in the middle. The border is from the narrower part of the ties. The backing is navy with a maroon paisley print - looks like a pattern that would be used on ties. This is one of the first things I quilted on my new Gammill machine. 50" square - Feb 2010
I finally got a long-arm machine. What a fabulous new "toy". I named her Gertie!! Lots of learning to do here.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I made this in the early 80's, and it was done entirely by hand. I used little cardboard templates to cut the pieces, and strung them on a length of embroidery floss to keep them together. The pattern was on the back of a package of Mountain Mist batting. I used to think that was really top-notch stuff!! One of my first quilts.